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Ana Alliegro arrested in Managua, Nicaragua Friday March 7, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Rivera Friend Pleads Not Guilty To Campaign Violations

Ana Alliegro, the friend and political confidante of former Republican Congressman David Rivera, pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday afternoon to multiple charges related to the campaign of Justin Sternad.

CBS Miami–03/10/2014

Justin Lamar Sternad (Source:CBS4)

New Twist In Rivera, Sternad Campaign Finance Scandal

The sordid campaign finance scandal involving convicted congressional candidate Justin Lamar Sternad and U.S. Rep. David Rivera has taken a major twist.

CBS Miami–02/26/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Legislature Set To Allow Major Campaign Finance Changes

The Florida House of Representatives is poised to pass a major measure that would allow for an increase in contribution limits for campaigns.

CBS Miami–03/22/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Report: More Witnesses Cooperating In Case Against David Rivera

The investigation surrounding former U.S. Representative David Rivera’s alleged ties to an illegally funded congressional campaign continues to tighten up with additional witnesses now helping federal agents, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–03/22/2013

Justin Lamar Sternad (Source:CBS4)

Fmr. Congressional Candidate Pleads Guilty To Campaign Finance Violations

Justin Lamar Sternad, 35, went from Congressional primary challenger to convicted criminal in the span of less than a year when he pleaded guilty to charges related to his campaign financing on Friday.

CBS Miami–03/15/2013

Congressman Allen West (Source: AP)

In Effort To Keep Seat In Congress, Allen West Spent $18M

According to federal campaign finance records, show that Rep. Allen West spent $18 million in his failed bid against Patrick Murphy — the most expensive House race in the country.

CBS4–12/08/2012

(Source: WillWeatherford.com)

Incoming House Speaker Wants To Be “Inclusive Reformer”

Incoming House Speaker Will Weatherford said Tuesday he wants to distance himself from predecessor Dean Cannon by working more with Democrats.

11/17/2012

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State House Primary Heads To Court In Hialeah

A Republican primary between Representative Eddy Gonzalez and Maykel “Miguel” Balboa is generating plenty of controversy over an alleged smear campaign and is now headed to court as Gonzalez seeks to have Balboa thrown off the ballot.

CBS Miami–08/07/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Harry Reid Dares to Talk About Angry Old White Men

Harry Reid got – as he often does – in calling Republican donors “angry old white men”. Imagine the reaction if House Speaker John Boehner were to say something such as: support or donations to Obama made by 17 angry black men.

07/18/2012

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GOP Billionaire Promises Unlimited Funds To Beat Obama

When the U.S. Supreme Court allowed unlimited fundraising through Super PAC’s, campaign finance champions worried it would allow candidates to be bought by a small, but powerful American plutocracy.

CBS4–06/14/2012

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